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course  


      n  
1    a continuous progression from one point to the next in time or space; onward movement  
the course of his life     
2    a route or direction followed  
they kept on a southerly course     
3   
a    the path or channel along which something moves  
the course of a river     
b    (in combination)  
a watercourse     
4    an area or stretch of land or water on which a sport is played or a race is run  
a golf course     
5    a period of time; duration  
in the course of the next hour     
6    the usual order of and time required for a sequence of events; regular procedure  
the illness ran its course     
7    a mode of conduct or action  
if you follow that course, you will fail     
8    a connected series of events, actions, etc.  
9   
a    a prescribed number of lessons, lectures, etc., in an educational curriculum  
b    the material covered in such a curriculum  
10    a prescribed regimen to be followed for a specific period of time  
a course of treatment     
11    a part of a meal served at one time  
the fish course     
12    a continuous, usually horizontal, layer of building material, such as a row of bricks, tiles, etc.  
13      (Nautical)   any of the sails on the lowest yards of a square-rigged ship  
14      (Knitting)   the horizontal rows of stitches  
   Compare       wale   1       2b  
15    (in medieval Europe) a charge by knights in a tournament  
16   
a    a hunt by hounds relying on sight rather than scent  
b    a match in which two greyhounds compete in chasing a hare  
17    the part or function assigned to an individual bell in a set of changes  
18    Archaic   a running race  
19    as a matter of course   as a natural or normal consequence, mode of action, or event  
20    the course of nature   the ordinary course of events  
21    in course of   in the process of  
the ship was in course of construction     
22    in due course   at some future time, esp. the natural or appropriate time  
23    of course  
a    adv   as expected; naturally  
b    sentence substitute   certainly; definitely  
24    run (or take) its course   (of something) to complete its development or action  
      vb  
25    intr   to run, race, or flow, esp. swiftly and without interruption  
26    to cause (hounds) to hunt by sight rather than scent or (of hounds) to hunt (a quarry) thus  
27    tr   to run through or over; traverse  
28    intr   to take a direction; proceed on a course,   (See also)        courses  
     (C13: from Old French cours, from Latin cursus a running, from currere to run)  


access course  
      n   (in Britain) an intensive course of study for people without academic qualifications that enables them to apply for higher education  
assault course  
      n   an obstacle course designed to give soldiers practice in negotiating hazards in making an assault  
barge course  
      n  
1    the overhang of the gable end of a roof  
2    a course of bricks laid on edge to form the coping of a wall  
golf course  
      n   a general term for an area of ground, either inland or beside the sea, laid out for the playing of golf  
magnetic course  
      n   an aircraft's course in relation to the magnetic north,   (Also called)    magnetic heading  
main course  
      n  
1    the principal dish of a meal  
2      (Nautical)   a square mainsail  
matter of course  
      n  
1    an event or result that is natural or inevitable  
      adj  
  matter-of-course  
2    usually postpositive   occurring as a matter of course  
3    accepting things as inevitable or natural  
a matter-of-course attitude     
refresher course  
      n   a short educational course for people to review their subject and developments in it  
sandwich course  
      n   any of several courses consisting of alternate periods of study and industrial work  
string course  
      n      another name for       cordon       4  
wearing course  
      n   the top layer of a road that carries the traffic; road surface  
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Massive open online course
[Internet] Abbreviation
adj.
Suffering for a disease; destroyed
o.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease
Medical term

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